Chambers Ireland Weekly Digest 25 March 2019
Chambers Ireland CSR Awards 2019 – Applications deadline next Monday!
Applications are now open for the CSR Awards 2019 – for info on the 2019 awards and to apply, please visit: www.csrawards.ie
Use the #CSRAwards2019 hashtag to keep up to date on social media!
Applications deadline is *this day next week* on 12PM Monday 1st of April 2019.
Chamber Governance Training 2019
Register today for a free one-day Chamber training workshop on Chamber Governance at the Red Cow Moran Hotel on 28th March 2019 from 10.30am to 3.30pm.
This workshop is ideally suited to Chamber Board Members wishing to refresh or update their knowledge of good governance and Chamber Executives who wish to gain a better understanding of the principles and practice of good governance in their Chamber.
This training will be delivered by Governance Ireland and has been specifically tailored for the Chamber Network to cover the following:
- Key roles
- Directors’ Duties
- Performance Oversight
- Risk Oversight
- Legal and Regulatory Compliance
- Succession Planning & Board Development
Save the Date! SEAI *FREE* Energy Saving consultation breakfast – this week, Wednesday 27 March
SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland) will be holding a *free* Energy Saving consultation breakfast *this week* on Wednesday 27th March 8.30am in the Minerva Suite, RDS as part of their Energy Show, brought to you in association with Chambers Ireland.
This breakfast is aimed for small or medium businesses and is an excellent opportunity for SMEs to network with each other.
Register for this event today by clicking here.
Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation – Brexit Quick Guide
The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation published a new Brexit preparation resource, the ‘Quick Brexit Guide for Business’, a timely and concise resource for Irish businesses providing guidance in the areas of customs, tariffs and duties, currency and more.
Brexit and Certs of Origin- Chamber Update
No Deal Scenario
- We recently received an update from colleagues in the UK regarding a meeting held with HMRC. We are informed that at present UK HMRC do not require Certs of Origin for goods arriving in the UK coming from third countries and are therefore not likely to require Irish goods arriving in the UK post Brexit/no-deal to be accompanied by a Cert of Origin.
- We are informed also that in the event of a no-deal, client companies in the UK may request a Cert depending on their individual needs (re-exporting etc). This applies vice versa. Irish companies whose supply chain contains UK components may also need to apply for a Certs – this will depend on the needs of and requirements in the country of destination. In addition, companies using a Documentary Letter of Credit to finance shipments may be requested by the relevant bank to obtain a Certificate of Origin too. Should your members have questions about whether or not they will need a Cert of Origin, we advise that they examine their supply chain, check the requirements of destination third countries and also speak to their client/importer as to their own requirements.
Withdrawal Agreement Scenario
- The status quo will continue as normal for the duration of the transition agreement
Future Trade Deal
- In the event of a trade agreement between the UK and EU in the future, preferential movement certificates will likely be required but in Ireland, these documents are issued by Revenue, not Chambers.
- I hope this update provides some clarity to both you and your members in the short-term. We’d also like to remind you that we’re frequently updating our website with all the latest news and resources- http://www.chambers.ie/policy/the-brexit-result-information-for-chambers/
Please note we have also developed a Brexit Events page in the Brexit Section, listing forthcoming events related to preparation and information on Brexit.
LGiU Briefing Series on Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards Winners – Cavan’s LGBT+ Youth Project
The Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) is publishing a series of briefings looking at the winners of the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Governance (ELG) Awards from 2018. The LGiU will showcase each of the best in practice projects that won at our Awards in 2018 over the coming weeks.
Save the Date! Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan, Dublin – International Conference on Gum-Arabic – 1st-3rd May, Khartoum, Sudan
The Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan in Dublin wishes to extend an invitation to Irish companies that work in the support/import of Gum Arabic and companies that also use this product in industrial usage and food production to the international conference on Gum-Arabic, between the 1st and 3rd of May 2019 in Khartoum, Sudan.
The conference will be attended by delegates from the 16 countries which produce Gum-Arabic, along with delegates from the UN Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the African Union.
Save the Date! European Movement Ireland – Citizen’s Dialogue on the Future of Europe – Cavan, 4th April 2019
European Movement Ireland supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade are delighted to invite you to an evening’s Citizens’ Dialogue on Ireland and the Future of Europe in Cavan.
The Dialogue will feature Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee T.D. in attendance and will take place at the Hotel Kilmore, Dublin Road, Cavan, Co. Cavan on Thursday 4th April 2019 at 6.30pm.
To RSVP and secure your ticket to attend, click here.
EU Elections 2019 – Get involved with the ‘This Time I’m Voting’ Campaign!
In advance of the forthcoming European elections, the European Parliament has launched an information awareness campaign called ‘This Time I’m Voting’ which aims to promote the act of voting itself and engaging in the democratic process in a conscious and fully informed way.
In addition, the European Parliament has launched www.what-europe-does-for-me.eu – a forum in which you may find information on EU-funded activities throughout each region in Europe (including every county in Ireland).
Save the Date! Brazilian Embassy in Ireland – EXPOMAFE 2019 – International Machine Tool and Industrial Automation Trade Show – 7th-11th May
The Brazilian Embassy to Ireland invites you to attend the EXPOMAFE 2019 International Machine Tool & Industrial Automation Trade Show, taking place 7th-11th May at São Paulo Expo in São Paulo, Brazil.
EXPOMAFE is a metalworking industry trade show which showcases the market’s technological developments along with the latest and greatest in industry solutions.
For further information on this trade show, click here.
Marie Keating Foundation – ‘Back to Work After Cancer’ Booklet – download it today!
Last month the ‘Back to Work After Cancer’ booklet was launched by the Marie Keating Foundation.
Chambers Ireland supported the launch. The booklet is a practical resource for employers and employees in dealing with cancer in the workplace.
You can download your copy of the official ‘Back to Work After Cancer’ booklet by clicking this link:
Save the Date! 11th World Chambers Congress – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 12-14 June
Registration is open for the 11th World Chambers Congress, the largest international gathering for chambers of commerce and their business members, taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 12-14 June 2019.
As well as a global forum providing an unrivalled opportunity to share best-practices, exchange real-word ideas, the 11th World Chambers Congress also hosts the World Chambers Competition, the only award programme to recognise innovative projects undertaken by chambers worldwide.
To register and for further information on the Congress and the World Chambers competition, click here.
All upcoming Chamber events can be viewed on the Chamber Ireland website at: http://www.chambers.ie/events/events/
Upcoming events include:
- 27 March 2019 – Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber: Quick Casual Catch-Up Coffee at McDonald’s – details TBC, to RSVP please email
- 28 March 2019 – Galway Chamber: Ireland’s Cities – Powerhouses of Regional Growth Conference
- 2 April 2019 – County Kildare Chamber: Breakfast Briefing Exporting Success
- 4 April 2019 – Wexford Chamber: Evening Seminar with Bibby Financial Services (Ireland) Ltd “Alternative Funding Options for SMEs”
- 9 April 2019 – Cork Chamber: April Business Breakfast 2019
- 10 April 2019 – Cork Chamber: Cork Chamber and Republic of Work Nespresso Coffee Morning
- 11 April 2019 – Cork Chamber: The Continuous Evolution of the Recruitment Industry
- 11 April 2019 – County Kildare Chamber: Lunch & Learn | Sales & Understanding Buyer Behaviour